Review: could Lexapro cause Binge eating?
We study 35,596 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Binge eating. Find out below who they are, when they have Binge eating and more.
Stay connected: get help anytime and anywhere for people who take Lexapro and have Binge eating >>>
Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,286 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.
Binge eating (pattern of disordered eating which consists of episodes of uncontrollable eating) (latest reports from 2,203 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, restless leg syndrome, depression, high blood pressure, quit smoking.
On Jul, 15, 2014: 35,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 5 people (0.01%) have Binge Eating. They amount to 0.23% of all the 2,200 people who have Binge Eating on eHealthMe.
Time on Lexapro when people have Binge eating * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Binge eating||0.00%||66.67%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Binge eating when taking Lexapro * :
|Binge eating||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||83.33%||16.67%||0.00% |
Severity of Binge eating when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Binge eating||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Binge eating ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Binge eating||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar i disorder (3 people, 60.00%)
- Depression (2 people, 40.00%)
- Pain (1 people, 20.00%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (1 people, 20.00%)
- Insomnia (1 people, 20.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Clonazepam (2 people, 40.00%)
- Abilify (2 people, 40.00%)
- Klonopin (2 people, 40.00%)
- Cymbalta (1 people, 20.00%)
- Neurontin (1 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Rosa (2 years ago):
I found that my side effects worsedned after raising my dose. I am not able to sleep at all. approximately 3-5 hours a nite, sometimes not at all. And when i can't sleep, I binge eat in the middle of the night. I have NEVER done this. I also take 1 mg of klonopin, and 150mg of lamictal. I will be weaning myself off of the lexapro. I had a horrible experience with celexa and cymbalta "withdrawal". I'm hoping lexapro isn't as bad. Wish me luck!!
Reply the comment
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
You can also:
Comments from related studies:
From this study (3 days ago):
Leg/left weakness and gives out
Degenerative disc disease
L1 S5 herniation/bulging
Numbness tingling loss of use and feeling left leg
From this study (5 days ago):
may have caused me sleepiness and apathy
From this study (2 weeks ago):
I've been taking Lexapro for 5 years. I first started noticing hair falling more than normal 6-9 months after taking Lexapro.
On the other hand I have been recently diagnosed hypothyrod and I am taking Eutirox 25 mg. My iron is also low. I started taking iron and eutirox in february. Hair loss was a lot better a month an a half after starting the treatment. However in the last month is has gotten bad again
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
More questions for: Lexapro, Binge eating
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Yes, lexapro does cause tinnitus!
Whenever I forget to take my Lexapro in the morning, I get a high pitched ringing in my ears which starts around 1:00 pm, which won't go away until a few hours after I take the drug. Once I was out of the medication and I almost screamed because the ringing got so bad! I don't think it is as "rare" ...
- Lithium constipation and tremor
After taking Lithium Carb for about three months, I realize I've been moderately constipated for several weeks. I also have been nauseous and suddenly realize that it's probably related to the nausea and maybe the cause of it.
- Fibromyalgia & related health issues
Fibromyalgia dx after pregnancy of only child at 42/other dx followed and seem to be in conjunction. heart issues did not appear until after the use of fibro meds- cymbalta, lyrica, neurontin, and more. had 1 seizure believed to be related to seretonin syndrome/years and years of mistreatment by doc ...
More reviews for: Lexapro, Binge eating
On eHealthMe, Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is often used for depression. Find out below the conditions Lexapro is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Lexapro used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.